MORENO VALLEY: Unlicensed, DUI, hit and run driver kills 1, injures 2

MORENO VALLEY – A Moreno Valley resident who was arrested after she allegedly fled the scene after plowing into two pedestrians – killing one and leaving the other with major injuries –  is scheduled to be arraigned at the Riverside Hall Of Justice tomorrow, May 19.

The fatal collision happened Tuesday, May 16, at the intersection of Kitching Street and Brodiaea Avenue in Moreno Valley.

After the hit and run collision, both victims were rushed to Riverside University Health System Medical Center in Moreno Valley. One of the two victims, who was later identified by coroner’s officials as 33-year-old, Lindsay Rogers, of Moreno Valley, died about twenty minutes later in the hospital’s emergency room. She was pronounced dead by hospital staff at 7:13 p.m.

“The second victim suffered multiple, traumatic injuries, but is expected to survive,” Riverside Sheriff’ Sergeant William Stens said in a written press release after the incident and arrest.

The unlicensed driver who fled was later identified as 53-year-old, Lillie Gilbert.

After authorities tracked her down, she was arrested and booked into the Robert Presley Detention Center in Riverside on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated, hit and run causing injury or death, felony driving under the influence resulting in great bodily injury or death and driving without a license. She was also booked for two misdemeanor theft-related warrants.

She is being held on $500,000 bail.

Deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Moreno Valley Police Station and other emergency first responders were dispatched to the intersection at 6:49 p.m., after several people called 911 to report the hit and run.

Deputies arrived within minutes and located two pedestrians down in the roadway.

Both victims had sustained major, traumatic injuries and were treated at the scene by firefighter/paramedics before AMR medics transported them to nearby RUHS.

According to several motorists and witnesses who remained at the scene of the deadly collision providing medical aid to the injured pedestrians, both victims had been struck by a vehicle as they were walking across Kitching Street.

Witnesses told investigating deputies that the driver did not stop and did not attempt to provide medical aid to the two victims. Witnesses also provided deputies with detailed descriptions of the female driver and the vehicle she was driving when she struck the two pedestrians and fled from the scene.

Deputies quickly put out a general broadcast with the suspect and vehicle description to deputies and other law enforcement officers in the area. Gilbert and the vehicle were both located a short time later, according to Stens.

Moreno Valley PD’s Traffic Reconstruction Team members responded to the scene and assumed the investigation. Their investigation is ongoing.

Anyone with information regarding this collision or who witnessed the deadly incident is urged to contact Deputy Cuevas at the Moreno Valley Police Department at (951) 486-6900. Callers can refer to incident file number MV171360482 and can remain anonymous. Citizens may also submit a tip using the Sheriff’s CrimeTips online form.

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